Tips for using the Chrome Web Store

The Google Chrome Web Store offers a wide selection of useful apps, extensions, and browser themes you can add to Google Chrome. Here are a few ways to maximize your use of Chrome Web Store.

Important: Apps in the Chrome Web Store are only supported on Chromebooks, and won't work after December 2022 on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

How to browse Chrome Web Store

To browse Chrome Web Store, you can:

  • Search for a specific term by entering your word or phrase in the search box in the upper-left corner of the page.
  • Narrow your search by clicking the category links on the left side of the page.
  • Further refine your search by applying filters (item type, features, ratings).
Find details about an item
  • To find more details like the description or related items, click the item.
  • To read the reviews, click Reviews after you click through to the detail page.
Understand Chrome Web Store badges

You can find badge icons below the name of an extension in the Chrome Web Store.

Featured badge

Featured extensions follow our technical best practices and meet a high standard of user experience and design.

Before it receives a Featured badge, the Chrome Web Store team must review each extension. The team checks for adherence to CWS best practices, an intuitive user experience, and use of the latest platform APIs, among other things.

Established Publisher badge

The Established Publisher badge features publishers who are verified and demonstrates compliance with our developer program policies. This badge is granted to publishers who meet both of these conditions:

  • The publisher’s identity is verified.
  • The publisher has a consistent positive track record with Google services.

Tip: Publishers can’t pay to receive Chrome Web Store badges.

If you’re a publisher, learn more about Chrome Web Store badges.

Set location and language

You should automatically see Chrome Web Store items available in your country. To change your location or language, follow these steps:

  1. At the top right, click Settings Settings.
  2. Click Language. Choose your language.
  3. Click Location. Choose your country.
Leave a rating or review

You can rate or review an app, extension or theme after you have installed it.

To rate or review an item, follow these steps:

  1. Select the item to review.
  2. Click Reviews.
  3. Rate the item with 1-5 stars.
  4. Add your review in the comments box.

Guidelines for leaving a review

  • Stay on topic. Comments should be about the application you're reviewing.
  • Don't include emails or links to websites or other apps in your review.
  • Don't post fake reviews intended to boost or lower ratings.
  • Don't post sexually explicit or profane content.
  • Don't post content that's abusive, hateful, threatening, or harassing.
  • Don't pretend to be someone else, or say you're associated with a person or organization you don't know.
  • Keep it readable: don't use excessive capitalization and punctuation.

If you see a comment that doesn't follow these guidelines, click Mark as spam or abuse next to the review.

Send feedback to the developer

You can also send feedback directly to the developer by following these steps:

  1. Select the item to review.
  2. Click Support.
  3. Fill out the form and click Publish.
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